Internal Audit Manager EMEA


Remote, B, ES, 08195

Onsite or Remote: 
REQ ID:  43665

Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) brings together materials science, technical expertise, innovative thinking and superior customer service to help the world fly, drive, power and build. Our tools, materials and wear-resistant solutions enable customers to run longer, cut faster and machine with greater precision. Kennametal is built for performance, and every day approximately 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2.0 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022.

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Internal Audit Manager EMEA



In Kennametal we are looking for a professional to join us as Internal Audit Manager. This role would assist in developing a concise and focused European, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) audit plan and developing the strategy and tactics for execution of the audits, in close partnership with the Director Internal Audit.


Assess risk inherent into Company locations, key processes and systems and designs audit programs to mitigate risks.


Leads internal audits in the execution of the strategy and maintaining SOX compliance. Identifies and communicates opportunities for process improvement to drive efficiency and strengthen the Company’s internal control environment.


Owns key relationships with EMEA leaders, business units, and process owners to communicate results, analyze risks, and execute internal audits. Responsible for quarterly EMEA reporting to the European Management Committee (EMC) and German Supervisory Board with support from Director Internal Audit.


Coordinates across the global internal audit team to identify opportunities to improve internal audit operations, audit execution, and reporting.


Manage the activities of different internal Kennametal teams, and third-party people and providers, but this position would not have direct reports.


Frequent travel to our centers and manufacturing plants in Germany and other EMEA countries is required. Therefore, a fluent level (written and spoken) of English and German languages is crucial.




Key Job Responsibilities:

- Leads internal audit activities in EMEA including risk assessments, audit planning and execution, reporting, and issue tracking

- Coordinates with and supervises co-sourced resources from third-parties to execute audits

- Directs projects, processes, functional and business objectives with a broad scope and impact

- Provides strategic input to facilitate achievement of the audit strategy

- Participates in cross-functional projects and Company initiatives to help identify and mitigate risk

- Analyzes complexities inherent to the operational / SOX control environment and develop recommendations in support of achieving efficiencies and driving compliance

- Develops and modifies audit programs to address inherent risk that specific to a given location/process and regularly updates audit methodology and coordinates global adoption

- Identifies opportunities to incorporate more value-based auditing, global collaboration of the IA team, and broaden oversight into other global regions outside of EMEA



Additional accountabilities and expectations:

- Actively contributes to the development of the internal audit plan and assists with the communication of the plan to EMC and German Supervisory Board

- Examines the company’s system of internal controls and develops appropriate auditing strategies

- Oversee the completion of internal audits and assists with communicating results to Senior Management, EMC, and German Supervisory Board, as appropriate

- Assess control risk and proactively identifies control additions/modifications/deletions that need addressed to support the Company’s SOX compliance

- In-depth knowledge of specialized field or expertise

- Oversees execution of cross-functional projects with considerable influence on the operations of the Company

- Provides point of view on areas of risk outside of the audit program in support of key company initiatives and projects.





- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required. Accounting certification or postgraduate degree is an advantage.

- Strong experience in Internal Audit or complimentary area with Audit management experience required:

                             - 5- 8 years’ experience, if you have your experience consulting from Big-4 or a local accounting firm, or

                             - 8-10 years’ experience, if you have your experience within an industrial manufacturing/production environment

- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are essential

- Ability to lead meetings and presentations, and ability to interface with all levels in the organization with tact and diplomacy

- Fluent (written and spoken) in English and German is required; knowledge of other local languages a plus



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